Words of Christ

February 12, 2018

St. Mark Chapel

 

Visionary's notes:

 

I went to the adoration chapel about 10 a.m.  There was no one in the chapel when I first went in.  I went into a row near the front, and I knelt and began to pray.  After a while, I sat on the pew and took out my journal.  As I spoke to the Lord, I wrote my words down.

 

Oh Lord, I am here before you.

The silence is loud with your presence and with your voice. 

How glad I am that you have called me here!

My soul was so thirsty for you!

This is what I needed – to sit in your presence.

Lord, here I am.

Whatever you want, I want – and it is all that I want.

 

Oh Lord, I feel your presence!

Might I see your face?

You are here before me in this bread – you are this bread.

I bow before you, and I am so grateful for your presence. 

But if you are willing, Lord, could I also look into your eyes?

 

Then I saw him standing near the altar!

I went forward as no one else was in the chapel and knelt before Him.

I had my journal, and he wished me to write His words.

I was so overwhelmed by His presence that I resisted at first but He asked me again.

And so of course I obeyed His request.

I asked him, “Lord, what do you want of me?  It is all already yours!”

 

These are His words:

 

All that you have is Mine, yes,

But all that I am is also yours.

I don’t ask you to give all to Me and then stand empty always.

I ask you to give all to Me, and then stand empty for only a moment,

Because once you are empty, I will so fill you that you shall be a cup overflowing.

You must empty yourself first, though,

Because otherwise there would be no room for what I will pour in.

 

Are you in the darkness?

Empty yourself, and I will fill you with light.

Are you sad?

Empty yourself, and I will fill you with joy.

Are you tired of lies?

Empty yourself, and I will fill you with truth.

Are you lonely?

Empty yourself, and I will fill you with My presence,

And you will be with Me, and that will be enough.

 

Lent approaches.

Take My hand and walk the path of My cross with Me.

There is suffering on this path, yes.

There is sorrow, and there is grief. 

But if you want to know Me, you cannot avoid the cross. 

You asked earlier if you could see My face and look into My eyes. 

Yes you can, if you are willing to accept the path of the cross. 

Yes, there is agony, but oh, there is also joy!

All the heavenly host wept on Good Friday,

But oh the rejoicing when the grave was found empty!

You would like to avoid the cross, but do not try to avoid this path. 

Go to the Cross!  Go to Good Friday!

Look at My agony!  Look at My Mother’s sorrow!

But wait! You are missing something!

 

As He said this, I saw a vision that was as real and vivid as if I had actually been there.

I saw Christ on the Cross, and at a short distance from the cross I saw magnificent angels!

As He explained the scene to me, I saw all of it happening!  He continued:

 

Look at the faces of the angels!

They stand at a distance, under orders from the Father,

To not try to rescue Me from the Cross. 

Can you not see how they are struggling?

Do you see their tears?

But wait!  There is more!

Look at Michael and all the warriors.

Do you see how they struggle?

Yet their hands are tied.

But look closer!

 

Behind the tears, behind the struggle,

There is a look of victory as I give up My life.

And listen!  They actually let out a cry of victory!

Why now?  Why on Good Friday?

Because, with My death, in that instant, everything changed!

It was the battle that ensured the outcome of every other battle

That would ever be fought. 

And now look!

Is that smugness on the angels’ faces?

Well, you can see who else is standing nearby.

It is Lucifer and all the fallen!

They are overjoyed that they have helped to bring about

The death of the Christ!

They move in to claim their victory.

But wait! 

They are worried now as Michael and his group of soldiers move in.

Why through the tears, they wonder, do the angels look so smug?

The fallen say –“Oh no!” 

“Could we have miscalculated?” they ask.

And they begin to weep as the angels move in.

Because at that moment, the angels are gathering around the cross,

And their hands are no longer tied.

I had died on the cross.  Why are they moving in?

But at that moment, the angels all unfurl their wings, and oh the majesty!

And they begin to sing a victory song like has never been heard!

And this was the song they sang:

“DARKNESS HAS BEEN OVERCOME

THE LIGHT HAS ILLUMINATED EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD

HIS DEATH HAS REACHED EVERY CREVICE

SING HIS PRAISE WITH WINGS UNFURLED.

 

WE ARE THE ARMY OF THE KING

THE SUBJECTS OF HIS KINGDOM WEEP WITH HEADS DOWN

CALL THEM FORTH TO REACH TOWARDS HEAVEN

THEY MUST GET UP FROM THE LOWLY GROUND.

 

WE CRY WITH GRIEF AT THE CROSS

HIS TORN BODY FILLS US WITH LOSS AND DISMAY

BUT IF WE HAD NOT BEEN AT THE CROSS

WE MIGHT HAVE MISSED THE STONE BEING ROLLED AWAY.

LUCIFER, YOUR ENDING HAS BEEN WRITTEN.

GO BACK TO YOUR PLACE OF DARKNESS WHERE YOU TROD

YOU WILL SEEK SOULS AS ALWAYS YOU HAVE DONE

BUT NOW THOSE WHO SEEK, WILL SEE THE FACE OF GOD.”

 

This was all so amazing!  I saw the whole scene as the angels gathered, and then I heard them sing the song!  I was so overwhelmed!!!  He was gone, and I went back to the pew.  As I was sitting there, I was full of thanksgiving and was praising Him for allowing me to see these things.

 

Another member of the Dry Bones ministry came in and sat beside me.  I heard Jesus’ voice again, but I did not see Him.  But I wrote down what He said.  These were His final words:

 

Do not avoid the Cross.

It is through the Cross that you will understand the victory of Easter.

It is the Cross that will bring you to me.

Tell those who minister alongside you to focus on Good Friday. 

You have each been given a Cross to bring you into My presence

And to help you to walk alongside Me. 

Pick it up!  Yes, it is heavy!

But you are not asked to walk this path alone.

 

“First comes Good Friday.

It will take you into My arms,

And we will celebrate Easter together!